Why migration is the ideal way to move from Flash to HTML5

by Nathan Smith Digital Marketing Manager
Adobe Flash which had dominated the past decade with its monopoly of legacy based learning and content support services, is now in a state of ruin and soon going to completely meets its end. The subsequent rise of HTML5 has changed the fortunes of eLearning and content interactivity with its non-proprietary nature and yet promising offerings. However, now that the standards have changed, some organizations and businesses whose work primarily depended on the proprietary Flash technology have not moulded their work as per the new norms, focused around HTML5 and open web technologies. To survive in the industry, change has become inevitable, leaving such agencies with two options, either to migrate to HTML5 or develop all their content from the first step, a difficult money draining option. 

Are Flash to HTML5 migration services a feasible alternative?

In terms of finance and the time taken to create, for instance, an eLearning course in HTML5, the investment is quite likely going to be big. It also can be really burdensome to create the same Flash based course in HTML5 all over again. Looking at the migration perspective, the journey of the conversion is fairly shorter than what one would expect in development from ground zero. The costs incurred are significantly lesser. A lot of resource dependencies in flash based content can be seamlessly removed resulting in lesser memory usage and faster deployment. Among other benefits migration can help improve the quality of the content. 

Post-conversion scenario

After successfully resisting the temptation of staying old school, once the conversion of content is complete, there are huge incentives for the concerned stakeholders. Looking at the takeaways from the migration process, first of all, a course which was previously limited to desktop users and in a fractionally to mobile users is now free from any kind of device and platform limitations. Which brings us to audience reach, besides the content now spreading to audiences using a variety of devices and platforms, the penetration among audiences using both high end and low end internet connections is way better. This is primarily due to the fact that HTML5 based content loads faster and better than legacy based content.
So in a nutshell, an eLearning course previously made in Flash after conversion would be,

  • Of better quality,
  • Independent of third party resources
  • Memory saving, and
  • Accessible to a greater amount of users regardless of the devices they use

Given how advantageous the migration is, the better option out of the existing two is clearly before your eyes. While it is completely a matter of preference whether to build Legacy based courses again in HTML5 or to opt for Flash to HTML5 migration services, the latter seems to be a more plausible option.

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